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Topic: Shafts and Bat Access.
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/05/2011 17:41:11   Subject: Shafts and Bat Access.
Folks,

I've been down a fair amount of holes and seen a fair amount of bats, shaft capping has been pretty quiet in the area for a while and the ones which are open have recently been fitt
Topic: Coads Shaft
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/05/2011 08:34:16   Subject: Coads Shaft
Edited to send as PM.
Topic: South Terras Mixed Mine
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/05/2011 01:36:36   Subject: South Terras Mixed Mine
I was wondering what concentrations we are talking in order to get the readings from Radon/daughters that we'd be looking at. In essence, Radon is very very radioactive and the concentration is in the
Topic: South Terras Mixed Mine
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/05/2011 10:29:43   Subject: South Terras Mixed Mine
As with a lot of cases, the entrance is in farmland which is remote from the farm.

Old Gunnislake Mine should be on your "research it" list.



Topic: South Terras Mixed Mine
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/05/2011 00:14:32   Subject: South Terras Mixed Mine
The analogy is:-

Bequerels= How much it's raining.

Greys= How much of it hits you

Sieverts= How wet you get.

The key hazard from radon type stuff is high
Topic: South Terras Mixed Mine
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/05/2011 20:22:44   Subject: South Terras Mixed Mine
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Topic: South Terras Mixed Mine
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/05/2011 17:17:15   Subject: South Terras Mixed Mine
The mine was "dynamited in" by a well known mineral collector and I gather the reading outside the adit is about 8mSv/hr rising to about 18 mSv/hr in the adit. We went in with breathing apparatus and
Topic: Rosevale Mine restored trams
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/05/2011 22:29:47   Subject: Rosevale Mine restored trams
The chaps involved are exceedingly good blokes and the mine is a sideshow in comparison.
Topic: Lean's Engine Reporter. (where can I view)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/04/2011 12:29:19   Subject: Lean's Engine Reporter. (where can I view)
That reminds me, I have that explosives book for you.
Topic: What is the mine?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/04/2011 12:10:38   Subject: What is the mine?
I wondered whether it would have been possible for the house to be owned and converted by a private trust. I'm sure it is possible to structure things so that a member of the public cannot figure out
Topic: Lean's Engine Reporter. (where can I view)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/04/2011 12:04:15   Subject: Lean's Engine Reporter. (where can I view)
It might be safe to assume that Creegbrawse was drained by Poldice. An unanswered question that I'd like to get to the bottom of is "

The shaft known as Williams aka Twin Tub shaft had an e
Topic: What is the mine?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/04/2011 11:33:12   Subject: What is the mine?
With the bungalow, well, that's a whole different matter then!

Is the shaft still open? If I remember rightly, it wasn't much of a success as mines go.

The Trencrom Mine house w
Topic: Lean's Engine Reporter. (where can I view)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/04/2011 11:25:48   Subject: Lean's Engine Reporter. (where can I view)
Pretty much everything which is on the County Adit. Particularly, Squire, Ting Tang, United (all) Consols (all) Poldice, Unity, Unity Wood, Creegbrawse, North Downs (all), Damsel, Jewel, Tresavean (no
Topic: What is the mine?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/04/2011 10:53:28   Subject: What is the mine?
£700k. For that price, is it finished?

£700k would be a fair price for Wheal Coates pump house as is.

Where it is and what's next to it, they'd be lucky to get £150k IMO.
Topic: Lean's Engine Reporter. (where can I view)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/04/2011 20:49:48   Subject: Lean's Engine Reporter. (where can I view)
Thanks. My particular interest is around the first half of the 19th cent.

What would be good is if someone could write a summary of what engines stood where and for how long. Some of the r
Topic: Lean's Engine Reporter. (where can I view)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/04/2011 19:55:01   Subject: Lean's Engine Reporter. (where can I view)
Folks,

Following a moderately vigorous perusal of the interweb, I have been unable to find any reference to where I may view copies of Lean's Engine Reporter.

I had been discus
Topic: Copyright fees
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2011 10:33:20   Subject: Copyright fees
I saw you in there the other day, surrounded by a wall of books. I didn't want to disturb, however, we went off down a hole later.
Topic: Copyright fees
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2011 11:28:09   Subject: Copyright fees
Ordnance survey are similar.

I spent years putting together the ultimate surfers/coast guide to the whole SW Coast path with historical and geological notes. I walked the whole path in sec
Topic: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/04/2011 09:49:48   Subject: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
Fascinating stuff. I will be having a go at this.

I'll also have a go at Zinc and Lead in due course. Cobalt is the holy grail!

It all seems moderately straight forward, apart f
Topic: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/04/2011 20:38:11   Subject: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
Whiteworks was a great shame, sadly one I didn't get to see. There is a footway shaft which is about the same distance to the left (on the screen) as the distance between Whiteworks No1 Shaft (with la
Topic: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/04/2011 20:13:40   Subject: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
I wouldn't go deliberately upsetting someone, although it may sometimes appear otherwise. ;)
Topic: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/04/2011 19:35:53   Subject: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
[quote="spitfire"][quote="stuey"]Stuff.[/quote]
You seem to be answering your own question[/quote]

I was particularly interested in talking with people who had actually done this and o
Topic: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/04/2011 19:10:09   Subject: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
Next time I'm down at Perranporth, I'll see if I can obtain some.

I gather that pools are often surrounded by a black cresent with a honey coloured cresent around/over it. I read that the
Topic: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/04/2011 18:20:00   Subject: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
I think I asked the question regarding the black stuff on Porthmeor Beach (St Ives) - which I think is below the portal (blocked) of quite a major adit. I think a lot of that is perhaps tourmaline. It
Topic: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/04/2011 18:03:51   Subject: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
I'd heard about Droskyn point as well.

I wonder how best to separate it.

Thinking out of the box, it would be possible to do a thermite reaction with tin and any impurities wou
Topic: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/04/2011 14:52:15   Subject: ? Beach tin and the concentration/smelting of ?
A few years ago, I succeeded in making a copper nugget from carbonate rich chrysocolla, the yield was pretty damn poor, but it was a bit of real cornish copper.

I've read that various beac
Topic: Pentire & Pentire Glaze
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/04/2011 12:22:54   Subject: Pentire & Pentire Glaze
Wheal Concord still has a ball mill on site, buddles have got to be simple enough. $33k a ton motivation!

Oddly enough, when I was shown around the adjacent field (which is now occupied by
Topic: Pentire & Pentire Glaze
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2011 19:15:42   Subject: Pentire & Pentire Glaze
Nothing like mineral collecting to bring out the hysteria!
Topic: Pentire & Pentire Glaze
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2011 19:31:52   Subject: Pentire & Pentire Glaze
http://www.mindat.org/loc-1323.html

I gather it has been grilled pretty seriously now.
Topic: South Crofty Latest
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2011 17:54:06   Subject: South Crofty Latest
Where is this big stope that the road is going to fall into?

The place seems quite a spaghetti of tarmac. Also, by Tredinnick's Shaft (near the college) there is some pretty serious steel/c
Topic: The Exploding Sky - how?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/04/2011 15:25:07   Subject: The Exploding Sky - how?
It's the hot air coming from County Hall!
Topic: Gas detector loan O2 & H2S?
stuey

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 09/04/2011 21:35:07   Subject: Gas detector loan O2 & H2S?
http://wasg.iinet.net.au/Co2paper.html

A good thing is to read the above, by the way.

CO2 is not a good thing to have in your system. Nor is a lack of it.

Essentiall
Topic: Gas detector loan O2 & H2S?
stuey

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 08/04/2011 16:00:56   Subject: Gas detector loan O2 & H2S?
Had 3 gas detectors of varied expensiveness.

Really, I think they are overkill unless you're going in coal mines.

From my experience so far, the only flammables have been near r
Topic: South Crofty Latest
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/04/2011 23:39:35   Subject: South Crofty Latest
It might as well read, "South West Regional Development Agency have consulted some non-jobs in the council and have plans to paint the NCK headgear bright yellow, build some Midas homes and erect some
Topic: Geology and mine exploration
stuey

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 03/04/2011 12:48:32   Subject: Geology and mine exploration
I've been underground with professionals and amateurs alike.

I think that Geology is one of those subjects where there are amateurs of considerable calibre.

The problem with au
Topic: Crofty
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/03/2011 16:33:52   Subject: Crofty
Matty. If you are russell soc, you'd be best off talking to Rob S from down here. He's pretty well known and has some good legit trips.
Topic: Eylesbarrow mine - Dartmoor
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/03/2011 18:56:45   Subject: Eylesbarrow mine - Dartmoor
The one with the duck at the start, it was the most extensive on in the area.
Topic: Eylesbarrow mine - Dartmoor
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/03/2011 10:43:50   Subject: Eylesbarrow mine - Dartmoor
There is an adit which involves getting very very wet in icy water and it goes a small bit to a collapsed stope. The ground is crap and most features are run in.

Not worth getting wet for
Topic: Wheal Sparnon, Redruth
stuey

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/03/2011 23:36:12   Subject: Wheal Sparnon, Redruth
Wall collapse.

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.23442&lon=-5.217513&z=18.3&r=0&src=msl

Hole in the military estate.

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.233836&lon=-5.2
Topic: Wheal Sparnon, Redruth
stuey

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/03/2011 23:30:30   Subject: Wheal Sparnon, Redruth
This is good news, it was on my list to do and I thought it would have probably been sumped and I'm not the biggest fan of getting really wet.

I'm quite keen on finding the manhole, as wel
Topic: Wheal Sparnon, Redruth
stuey

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/03/2011 21:47:13   Subject: Wheal Sparnon, Redruth
Did they attempt going from behind the Brewery? The manhole, or the shaft which was exposed a few years ago?

There is an adit further up which doesn't go anywhere either...
Topic: Wheal Sparnon, Redruth
stuey

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/03/2011 16:04:53   Subject: Wheal Sparnon, Redruth
There is a plan of the sett/shafts in Cornwall Studies Library in their "map drawer" (ask). Failing that, it's in Hamilton Jenkins Mines and Miners, Vol 3.

There is a shaft marker in the p
Topic: Roy Fellows - very much still alive!
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2011 10:38:56   Subject: Roy Fellows - very much still alive!
My money was on you being buried actually Roy. (Following your tales of climbing stoping on Metal Work beach (near porthtowan) in those holes which look very very dangerous.

.....and the po
Topic: Roy Fellows - very much still alive!
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2011 23:20:13   Subject: royfellows
I thought it was a "sadly this has happened" thread.

I'm glad it wasn't.
Topic: Serious damage to enginehouse
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2011 13:33:09   Subject: Serious damage to enginehouse
Yep. I spoke to the bloke ages ago about dropping the shaft. Another one we haven't got around to going back to.

I'll see if I can dig it out of my zillions of old emails.

He w
Topic: Speleo Technics
stuey

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/02/2011 23:18:20   Subject: Speleo Technics
Shame. Good products.

Topic: HAMILTON JENKIN MAPS QUESTION!!!
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/02/2011 00:39:49   Subject: HAMILTON JENKIN MAPS QUESTION!!!
Or Carvannel, Comford, Bell Vean, Treviskey, Wheal Squire, Ting Tang..... Jewel, Damsel, Cathedral, etc, etc.

Big hole. (off the top of my head)
Topic: Rare & important book on E-bay
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2011 22:01:45   Subject: Rare & important book on E-bay
I have richardson's book, but left it in the glovebox of my jeep, which somehow filled with water. It's legible, but "fat and ruffled". :curse:
Topic: Rare & important book on E-bay
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2011 16:58:52   Subject: Rare & important book on E-bay
Mike. The next half decent index, I will have.

They are a bloody good series of books.

Topic: HAMILTON JENKIN MAPS QUESTION!!!
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/02/2011 12:30:56   Subject: HAMILTON JENKIN MAPS QUESTION!!!
By the way, I'm thinking of having an aditathon in the area in the next week or so. Perhaps a Sunday.

Time dependent on tide. If anyone is up for it, send me a PM.
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